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Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

Julie Green to me you look like characters from cheap American sitcoms and movies which want to get attention and fame by bothering or harming someone who is doing something on a global scale.I am Danica Una Petrovic from Belgrade,Serbia

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Posted by Danica Una Petrovic on 11/10/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

Dr bobs sailor mouth says nothing about who the man is,dont like it change the channel or hit the back button. That being said, personally I met him and have had the privilege of working with some of his colleagues and utilizing his methods. Hes a breath of fresh air! Finally, someone who understands the ECS system and how CANNABINOIDS ARE the missing link not to mention held back and kept from us by the ...well you guessed it ... the man. And why is this, glad you asked...Profit. After all, Easier to get rich (long term) off of treatment, as opposed to curing, or seeking remission.
Truth be told its pioneers like dr bob, making this a possibility. The medicinal values and properties of this plant are more than remarkable. The fact he has spoken out against .. what you think is proper.. medicine and disease.cough cough symptom matching and poison toting docs. just goes to show your life, put the rose colored glasses back on. Cause you my friend, are a pawn of society. Please, let the scientist, doctors, patients advocates and caregivers speak up. Research. Practice. And keep on healing. Rock out dr bob. #Cannacures

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Posted by cannabis cures on 11/10/2017 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

Thanks A Jeff. I get a tad passionate about Dr Bob whenever I think someone misunderstands him. I know he can be abrupt at times but its because he has seen thousands and thousands of cases like mine where we have been un necessarily tortured by Western Medicine when all we needed was a plant. I suffered aganizing years before Dr Bob saved me from my death bed. What they did to me will eventually kill me but Dr makes sure I dont suffer much. I will die screaming his truths so my grandaughter never knows mine

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Posted by Valorie McMahon on 11/10/2017 at 5:27 AM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

I understand Ajeffs reasoning, However I tried that approach for years. As I learned more, I understood that I could no longer participate in that system because it is so completely broken. Sadly, the foundational science is daramatically incomplete.

I was trained conventionally, but now I understand something very radically different. I cannot enter into dialogue with people who will not speak, however those who I have conversed with fully agree with the need to investigate these concepts in greater detail.

For example the article below shows how cannabis improves your brains function and yet our counsellors, law enforcement and politicians think the opposite is true. drbob

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2815…

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Posted by drbob on 11/09/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

@drbob

Appreciate all the work you do for advocacy.

And me personally, I could care less about four-letter words.

My only point is that this article might not portray you in the light that you want to people that still think that cannabis leads to swing dancing, jazz and of course heroin.

Like it or not, you're one of the more public faces of legalization in this state at least due to your moderately high profile.

Unfortunately, a lot of people will judge arguments based not so much on their merits but on the messenger. It's a shame, but it is what it is.

That's probably why PR and marketing people make so much money.

It's awesome that you're so passionate about this and lord knows I agree with you, 110%.

My thought was you might want to come off a little less zany since people against legalization will see a guy who's "out there" associated with the movement and not listen to the common sense, logic-based message.

And then it'll be another four years and we'll still be fiddling around with "exploratory committees" and "focus groups" to casually discuss something that should have been done decades ago.

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Posted by ajeffs on 11/09/2017 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

All I am reading is a bunch of mean comments about someone rather then evaluating his work. He has helped so many people and it so sad that he is being slandered like this by such foolish people. Clearly people are too focused on who he isn't rather then what he has done. Thank you dr. Bob for pioneering the cannabis awakening, you are very appreciated by those who you have helped either directly or indirectly.

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Posted by Ashley Jacqueline on 11/09/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

All I can say is you have been nothing but kind and straight up with me whenever I call on you to help me help others! You take time out of your busy schedule to talk to me and answer my questions so I get it right, and we my not save everyone but we save more than the brain washed medical field with their poison!! Thank you for all you do and keep up the good work and keep fighting for the TRUTH!!

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Posted by Rick Upleger on 11/09/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

Why anyone would think ill of Dr Bob is beyond me. The man is a medical cannabis hero and complete activist for the benefits of this amazing plant people are blind to. So what he dropped the F-bomb while referring to express his negative views on western medicine and Big Pharma...Keep up the amazing work Dr B and Thank You for opening the eyes of so many to the healing benefits of Cannabis.

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Posted by cricabal on 11/09/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

My name is Valorie McMahon. You can find me on Facebook under that name and you can find me on Instagram @yesisaidthat_ my life is an open book. I have chosen to take very personal issues public so that the women that come after me NEVER suffer through what I have at the hands of the people that cause Dr. Bob to say FUCK THEM! FUCK THIS! FUCK THAT! Just all around FUUUCKKKING STOP with the governMENTAL illness. While, his approach may not appeal to all, his science is sound. My suggestion is stop taking the fluoride, stop throwing stones and be grateful that Dr Bob and his team are here to fight against the machine.

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Posted by Valorie McMahon on 11/09/2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

I'm extremely sorry if I've intimidated anyone. Anyone who knows me knows that is not me. If I have a neighbor that I have somehow offended I'm on aware of it because many of my neighbors all my friends Including my ex-wives. My children have all grown up to be healthy happy human beings that I'm very proud of. So once again I apologize if I've offended anybody with anything other than F bombs which I think is ridiculous concept wall words are equal

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Posted by drbob on 11/09/2017 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

While I agree with everything the guys says, maybe he shouldn't drop so many F-bombs if he wants to be taken seriously. We get it, dude, you're hip and edgy.

I also curse like a sailor in everyday life around people I know but I wouldn't do it if I were being interviewed by a major publication for a piece that will be read by a ton of people.

I get that it makes him seem like a "character" but it's counter-productive. Furthermore, you get a lot more mileage out of profanity if you use it sparingly. Sort of like ganj.

This guy's douchebag manner turns off people that are "on the fence" as far as cannabis goes. Maybe tone it down if you want to win over people that, for whatever reason, aren't sold on the medical benefits of cannabis or who think it's a "DRUG drug".

Long story short, his cartoonish "look at me" antics don't really help in the short term.

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Posted by ajeffs on 11/08/2017 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

I don't know what this guy's problem is, but he seems to have one. I have personally experienced his unnecessarily obnoxious behavior. Every weed user I've ever known has been so mellow and kind and decent. If this guy is smoking weed, he's not smoking enough. I'm shocked to see how this article portrays him as some sort of lovable curmudgeon, to see him glorified in Seven Days is appalling. Luckily, I have a good supply of weed to help me cope.

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Posted by Julie Green on 11/08/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

Thanks for the article Ken Picard. Keep up the good work Dr. Bob!

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Posted by Francis Janik on 11/08/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

A lot of doctors around here are reluctant to sign papers for medical marijuana for people that could really use it. Instead they rather give prescriptions for drugs that do more harm than good! I wish they would open up their eyes and mind to reality, I tried for 5 months for my doctor to sign the paperwork for me, he kept making up excuses why he wouldn't so i finally got a different doctor and he signed with no problems!

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Posted by Gi Grape on 11/08/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

As a longtime weed user and strong advocate of marijuana legalization, I appreciate the advocacy but not the man. I'm lucky to live in a wonderful neighborhood with kind and accomplished people, but unfortunately the self-dubbed "Dr. Bob" is not one of them. I empathize with all his ex-wives and any woman who has had to deal with him because this woman has found him to be a menace. His aggressive behavior has gotten to the point where I've considered calling the police.

I'm afraid of him and go out of my way to avoid him, which is difficult as he seems to always be lurking around. I'm confused about the accolades for this man who I know as a contemptible bully. I feel sorry for his dog, I feel sorry for anyone who has to put up with him. Most of all, I'm sorry that a weed advocate I'd wish to admire is such a colossal jerk.

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Posted by Penelope on 11/08/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

Hi, Valorie. My apologies for the mischaracterization of your medical condition. Thanks for clarifying. As we discussed by phone this morning, I've asked the Seven Days web editor to correct the online version of the story.

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Posted by Ken Picard on 11/08/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

Dr Bob, Fearless Warrior!!!
M LaMay

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Posted by CannabisU on 11/08/2017 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

Thank you for doing an honest job People all around the world are thanking you. drbob

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Posted by drbob on 11/07/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Researcher and Activist Bob Melamede Considers Marijuana a Miracle Drug

Great article! Just one correction. I am Valorie, one of the women pictured and the mesh victim. My intestines were removed they did not have mesh around them my bladder had mesh and my vaginal area. But I can see where it was misunderstood. The intestines were damaged by eroded mesh and partially removed in a later surgery

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Posted by Valorie McMahon on 11/07/2017 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Nurse Shortage Puts Vermont Parents on the Hook for Kids' Care

As a professional caregiver, I would not want to be a home care provider for several reasons including low pay, uncompensated travel time, and wear and tear on my car. Not to mention, the added burden of traveling long distances to reach unplowed driveways in the winter and being alone should any unexpected medical emergency arise.

The government will need to reconsider how it reimburses such care if it wants to attract quality caregivers. And, this is just the tip of the iceberg folks. Nursing homes are grappling with constant understaffing as well and the situation will only worsen as the U.S. population continues to grow older and sicker.

Posted by Lisa McCormack on 10/17/2017 at 10:27 AM

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